Downey High class of '57 reuniting

DOWNEY - Downey High School's class of 1957 will hold its 55th reunion Oct. 13 at the Rio Hondo Event Center.Tickets are $60 per person if purchased before Sept. 13 or $65 afterward, and includes a three-course dinner and no-host bar. A campus tour will take place Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. and a section of the football stadium will be set aside for those wishing to attend the football game against Gahr High School. An informal "sports reunion" will be held at the Embassy Suites before and after the game. In a departure from past reunions, rather than focus on the school's well-chronicled athletic achievements, the class will commemorate its scholastic achievements by honoring three classmates who perished in a tragic automobile accident a few months prior to graduation. Mary Monroe, Pat Read and Rick Moore (class of 1956) were class leaders and scholars, all three planning to continue their educations through academic scholarships. Because of their deep shared interest in journalism, a one-time scholarship will be awarded to a Downey High student looking to pursue a career in journalism. For more information on the reunion, contact Anne (Connor) Rank at or (949) 643-3970 or Kay (Wilde) Cofield at or (562) 594-4277.

********** Published: August 16, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 18